US House starts their crackdown on TikTok as they passes bill to ban the social media platform

The US House of Representatives strikes on social media platform TikTok parent company ByteDance and orders them to sell the app to the United States or face a ban

By Mukul Dutt
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American leaders have taken a drastic step against TikTok, an app whose major shares are owned by a Chinese company ByteDance, as they are concerned regarding the usage of user data and information of American citizens.

The U.S. House has passed a bill against ByteDance, TikTok's Chinese owners which states that the company has to sell most of its control over the next six months. Failing to do so will lead to the banning of the app Nationwide.

US House moves forward to ban TikTok

The bill has been passed in the U.S. House but it has yet to receive authorization from the Senate and the US President, Joe Biden. POTUS has shown his concern positively and agreed to sign the bill as soon as it reaches his hand and this might finally be the time.

American leaders believe that the decision is necessary on grounds of security but they are also aware of how it might affect business and the youths of the country. US House has given the TikTok parent company ByteDance a 6-month period to either sell the social media platform to the US or they will face a ban.

 ByteDance is seeking approval from China as they wish to sell their control, however, China does not want them to sell it. This has raised more concerns and has created an air of distrust between China and the US.

ByteDance TikTok
ByteDance TikTok (Image via X)


TikTok has asked its users to raise their voices against this law as it will affect them drastically. The youths have been protesting as they are afraid to lose their favourite platform of content creation. The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee Welcomed the bill and said,

"We are united in our concern about the national security threat posed by TikTok - a platform with enormous power to influence and divide Americans whose parent company ByteDance remains legally required to do the bidding of the Chinese Communist Party."

The whole situation shows how complicated things can get when technology and politics mix. The decision about TikTok will affect millions of users and could change how the internet works in the U.S. It's a big deal, and we'll have to wait and see what happens next.

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